Uni Erlangen     Chair of Applied Dynamics 




The Chair of Applied Dynamics (LTD - Lehrstuhl für Technische Dynamik) started in April 2011 at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Until 2016, the Independent Junior Research Group in the DFG Emmy Noether Programme Simulation and optimal control of the dynamics of multibody systems in biomechanics and robotics has been part of the LTD.

Research topics of the group are situated in the field of computational mechanics, in particular dynamics and applied mathematics with focus on the development of efficient techniques for the simulation and optimisation of dynamical and control systems with applications to modern engineering and biomechanical questions. The considered problems come from elastodynamics, flexible multibody dynamics (representing e.g. parts of the human body in everyday movements and sports or industrial and medical robots), coupled and multirate systems. A goal is the simulation, optimisation and optimal control of their dynamics. Thereby, the further development of corresponding numerical methods is likewise important as the modelling of the nonlinear systems.


open positions



master thesis - Extraction of hand postural synergies

master thesis - Finite element modelling of cardiac mechanics in a rat heart with fibre and sheet dispersion

project or master thesis - Total range of motion of the human thumb

project or master thesis - Model-based control for a ball-balancer system

project or master thesis - Person recognition using force data capture and multivariate data analysis

master thesis - Fluid cavity FEM

master thesis - Electromechanical model of rat heart


chair reports

2016,   2015,   2014,  2013,  2011 - 2012



Chair of Applied Dynamics
Immerwahrstrasse 1
D-91058 Erlangen

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